- 224 pages
- It Takes a Village Idiot: A Memoir of Life After the City
- Jim Mullen
- 27 January 2017 Jim Mullen
Finalist For The 2001 Thurber Prize For American Humor A Rocky Mountain News Denver Best Book Of The Year Millions Of People Dream Of Abandoning The City Routine For A Simple Country Life Jim Mullen Was Not One Of Them He Loved His Manhattan Existence Parties, Openings, Movie Screenings He Could Walk To Hundreds Of Restaurants, Waste Entire Afternoons At The Film Forum, People Watch From His Window Then, One Day, Calamity His Wife Quits Smoking And Buys A Weekend House In The Catskill Mountains Of Upstate New York In A Tiny Town Diametrically Opposed To Manhattan In Every Way Slowly, However, The Man Who Once Boasted, Life Is Just A Cab Away, Begins To Warm To The Place Manure And Compost And Strangers Who Wave And All And To Embrace The Kind Of Life That Once Gave Him The Shakes.